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Francesco Albani
 

 


 

Francesco Albani

born March 17, 1578, Bologna, Papal States [Italy]
died October 1660, Bologna


Albani also spelled Albano, or I'abane Italian painter, one of the 17th-century Bolognese masters trained in the studio of the Carracci. He assisted Guido Reni in a number of major decorative cycles, including thatof the Chapel of the Annunciation (1609–12) in the Quirinal Palace and the choir (1612–14) of Santa Maria della Pace.

Albani lived for several years in Rome, where he had his own academy. There he painted, after the designs of Annibale Carracci, the whole of the frescoes in the Chapel of San Diego in the Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnuoli. His best-known frescoes are on mythological subjects, such as the “Dance of the Amorini” (c. 1625; Brera, Milan). In 1616 hereturned to Bologna, where he remained except for visits to Mantua in 1621–22 and Florence in 1633.
 

 


The Annunciation

Oil on copper, 62 x 47 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 

 


Holy Family

1630-35
Oil on canvas, 57 x 43 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
 


Spring

1616-17
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome


 

Summer

1616-17
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome


 

Autumn

1616-17
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome


 

Winter

1616-17
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome


 

Diana and Actaeon

1625-30
Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 74,5 x 99,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
 

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